The Royal Conservatory The Glenn Gould School

Peter Tiefenbach

Vocal Coaching; Opera Workshop

Peter Tiefenbach enjoys a multifaceted career as a performer, composer, and broadcaster. He and Mary Lou Fallis first performed together in 1997. Highlights of their collaboration include successful Toronto runs of her shows Primadonna and Primadonna Does Shakespeare (2002).

A familiar presence on CBC Radio, Peter is the former host of the Radio Two program The Arts Tonight. He has orchestrated and conducted a concert for CBC radio and television and of music by Noel Coward and Ivor Novello with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra. He has also collaborated with baritone Russell Braun and soprano Donna Brown. In addition, Peter made his acting debut as Gerhard Krachmann in the playSimpl at Toronto's Tarragon Theatre and Ottawa’s National Arts Centre.

In 2005, Peter gave a recital in Calgary with soprano Valdine Anderson and mezzo-soprano Kimberley Barber (broadcast by the CBC), and served as music director for Calgary Opera's production of Kurt Weill'sSeven Deadly Sins. That year he performed with Miss Fallis and Kiosque for CBC Radio's OnStage, and toured through Iceland together.

Peter has participated in the Indian River Festival (Prince Edward Island), Niagara International Chamber Music Festival, and Festival Vancouver, where he reprised the Coward-Novello program.

Among his commissions are works for violinist Mark Fewer and pianist Jean Marchand, the Elora Festival Singers, trumpeter Stuart Laughton, and the Toronto Children's Chorus. Other projects include a composition for the Saskatoon Children's Chorus (for the World Children's Choir Festival in Hong Kong) and for the Canadian Brass. His recordings include Jean Stilwell's Kabarett (CBC Records, 2003) and Les chemins de l'amour(CBC Records, 2000), Isabel Bayrakdarian's Azulão (CBC Records, 2003), and Stuart Laughton's Remembrance (Marquis Classics, 2003).

You can email Professor Tiefenbach at: peter.tiefenbach@rcmusic.ca